Disaster Recovery Management

How Well Documented is Your Disaster Recovery Management?

Documents for your disaster recovery management can have a double importance. The first, naturally, is to hold details of how to react if disaster strikes. The DR plan must be clear, practical, effective, tested and available to those who need to put it into action. The second on the other hand is often overlooked. It is the importance of being able to prove, after a disaster has occurred, that your organisation took reasonable steps to put DR procedures and resources in place. A disaster recovery often does not end when IT systems are up and running again. There may be legal and reputational repercussions to deal with as well. Read more

2016-01-19T11:21:02+11:00By |Disaster Recovery|

Disaster Recovery Management Resolutions for 2016

It’s that time of the year again! How time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like only yesterday that you were making your disaster recovery resolutions for 2015. Now here you are, 12 months down the line, with (hopefully) a great disaster recovery plan already in place. So far so good, but remember that a plan can go stale quickly. Regular attention to your DR planning and management is a more effective way to stay sharp and ready to handle any incident. The challenge is to keep it relevant, comprehensive and cost-effective. Here are our hints for 2016 to help you do that. Read more

2015-12-29T10:37:15+11:00By |Disaster Recovery|

Where Should Business Continuity Management Live?

Where in your company orgchart should you put BCM? The quick answer is ‘in the business continuity department’. However, unlike marketing, sales, production and so on, business continuity doesn’t always benefit from being a department in its own right. You could tackle the question by putting business continuity management in the department where it first started. You could put it in an area that reflects the way that BCM has grown from a technology-centric consideration to an enterprise-wide concern. You could even make it a direct responsibility of your organisation’s CEO or at least a C-level function like the CFO, CIO and so on. But which of these possibilities makes the most sense? Read more

2014-11-10T15:32:55+11:00By |Business Continuity|